“Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses.  In the sky the Halloween moon raced in and out of the clouds.  The Halloween wind was blowing, not a blasting of wind but a right-sized swelling, falling, and gushing of wind.  It was a lovely and exciting night, exactly the kind of night Halloween should be.”

~ Eleanor Estes, American children’s author (b. May 9, 1906 – d. July 15, 1988)

Haunted Houses

“All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (b. February 27, 1807 – d. March 24, 1882)